A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$675
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%

Marquette Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    52
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    93
    41
  • Robbery
    9
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    117
    500
  • Theft
    1,320
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    19
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,551
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Located on Lake Superior, Marquette is home to some of the states most beautiful scenery. The people are welcoming, giving it a "small, home-town" feel. Home to Northern Michigan University, it offers a reasonable array of events, extra-curricular activities, and museums. Overall, Marquette is a fair place to live, especially for the family and nature oriented.
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Lovely lakeside town filled with historic buildings and ornate shops. The mining industry played a huge role in the town's beginnings and it can be seen everywhere from the red dirt to the streets with geologic names. Fun, family friendly town!
Marquette, Michigan is a small town located in the Upper Peninsula. We are next to the greatest freshwater lake. We are known for beautiful summers and fall. People enjoy the beaches, hiking, biking and local restaurants. However, we get pounded with snow in the winter. That is when people enjoy skiing, snowmobiling, and hockey. In our town, we also have Northern Michigan University. We were recently named Hockeyville USA which attracted many people to our town. I would love to raise a family here. However, since the town is so small I think it is good for everyone here to experience a big city and see what else the world has to offer.